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The Monster Retsnom

The Dragon sleeps with gold
surrounding his walls and more.
Alone with treasures far greater
than any man has seen before.

The King, sitting on his throne,
with riches and peasants poor.
A touch of God placed at his feet
and yet his life remains a bore.

Both have powers granted
where pity has yet to bare,
Fortune and Fate collided
with a battle between the pair.

Dragons and Kings, the same.
Both be forgotten some day.
But their selfishness will remain
where the forgotten bodies lay.

About this poem

I wrote this after reading a story about an epic battle between a king & a dragon that lasted generations, which ended up being lost in history and meant nothing in the end.

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Written on August 04, 1998

Submitted by Michaelmatalon on September 09, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 488
Words 87
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Michael Matalon

I love to discuss topics relating to physics, spirituality & business. I run a private equity investment company, but in my spare time I enjoy writing. more…

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  • ggsunmoon
    love, love love it, it also could be a social commentary on the ravishes of capitalist cutthroat competition that spits out dejected human beings
    LikeReply 110 months ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    What imagination ! Can we be like the Laurates of old ?
    The pen and paper produces fantasies of thought ! Create to be an original !
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Michaelmatalon
    I can’t recall, possibly Grendel
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Excellent. Which classic is this inspired by?
    LikeReply1 year ago


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